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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Action taken in return for an injury or offense.

Usage examples (29)
  • You call it "retaliation," but in most circles it would be simply corrective action.
  • If the Canadian exporter finds foreign markets barred to him in retaliation, that is simply his problem.
  • The police reported 2 deaths and 1 injury in what they described as retaliation to residents throwing stones at them.
  • Arkansas, in retaliation for the acts of General M'Neil. for more
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